Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called a snap election after disappointing results from his party in the European Elections. His Syriza party was estimated to have received just 23.94% of votes in the elections, trailing behind its main opposition party New Democracy, which received 33.28%. A far-right party in Italy’s of Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has come out on top in Italy’s European parliamentary elections based on the exit polls. It certainly appears that Nigel Farage will come out on top in the UK. So far, we are looking at truly a sea-change in Europe. Nevertheless, the European People’s Party in the European Parliament has influence in all the EU’s institutions and it will most likely remain with the greatest number of seats probably around 23%. It has been the largest political group in the European Parliament since 1999. In the European Council, 9 out of 28 Heads of State and Government belong to the EPP family and in the European Commission, 13 out of 27 Commissioners come from EPP parties. The EPP looks to be losing more than 40 seats. The parties who seem to want reform should combine about 200 seats against about 540 seats. The question that will rise is how will Brussels react? Ignore it and push on or reform? It appears that there will not be a reform movement and Brussels will most likely try to paint this as a temporary populace fluke as did Washington Republicans with Trump.
— Read on www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/europes-current-economy/eu-elections/
The winds are changing direction, away from globalism.
2020: Year of the Democrats? Maybe Not | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website
— Read on buchanan.org/blog/2020-year-of-the-democrats-maybe-not-130878
It will be like herding cats, hard to do.
The Horton ad was the highest, best form of political campaigning, serving to illustrate stark differences between the candidates on an important policy issue.
— Read on www.takimag.com/article/bushs-finest-30-seconds-the-willie-horton-ad/
Facts can be uncomfortable for everyone but the true victims of crime. The truth sometimes hurts, literally and physically.
The recount in Florida is expected to show nearly 3,000 votes less than before. This really highlights the entire problem with elections. If we can buy from Amazon online, we should be able to vote online in a secure manner where there is no human process of counting. Of course, that would also reduce the ability to rig elections by throwing away paper ballots to alter counts.
— Read on www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/election-recount-fraud/
THE LIST: 14 Times Brenda Snipes Accused of Lawlessness and Criminal Activity as Broward County Elections Commissioner
— Read on www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/11/the-list-14-times-brenda-snipes-broke-the-law-as-broward-county-elections-commisioner/
A loyal Democratic operative
Every other year, the run-up to election day reminds me of an irony about the “wonders of democracy” rhetoric that peaks then–that is also when the misrepresentations poured into voters’ ears, undermining the likelihood of achieving those wonders, also peak.
— Read on mises.org/wire/how-so-many-bad-ideas-manage-win-election-day
Heavily Republican AZ District Turns Voters Away – Takes Their Names and Numbers and Says “We’ll Get Back to You”
— Read on www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/11/heavily-republican-az-district-turns-voters-away-takes-their-name-and-number-and-says-well-get-back-to-you/
Voter fraud again
EXTON, Pennsylvania (AP) — For many voters in America’s affluent suburbs, a flourishing economy is forcing a thorny dilemma for the midterm elections. Do they vote Democratic, in part to protest President Donald Trump for behavior some see as divisive and unpresidential? Or do they back Republicans in hopes that the economy will continue thriving under the majority party? A healthy economy has at least complicated their decision and blurred the outcome of the midterm elections . On Friday, the government reported that employers added a robust 250,000 jobs in October. And the unemployment rate stayed at a five-decade low of 3.7 percent.
— Read on apnews.com/b84b5f26ec5e4d5481c5882922c591d8
Voters will vote with their pocketbooks